The OFFICER, a little arrogantly - suggesting racist contempt,
slaps down a bag of gold on the stall's counter.
Keeping his eyes firmly on the OFFICER, he reaches beneath him
and brings something up from under the counter and places it In
the OFFICER'S outstretched hand. He is holding a LAMENT
The OFFICER turns and leaves. The camera TRACKS out of the store,
looking at the TRADER as he watches the departing OFFICER.
4 INT THE OFFICER'S QUANSETT HUT DAY
It is typical of temporary military quarters, complete with a
curved ceiling of corrugated material. It is stripped of furniture.
The blinds are down.
The OFFICER, still in uniform, sits cross-legged, the BOX held
He is already well into the solving process and very soon after
the shot begins the BOX begins to speed its own solution.
Finally, two sections of the BOX shoot upwards and begin to peel
apart from each other, ready to reveal its secret.
The OFFICER, suddenly nervous, drops the BOX and scuttles back
across the floor to stare at it. The BOX lands upright, its
extended parts still open above it. For a beat of two, nothing
happens. We become aware of the OFFICER'S pulse, throbbing
excitedly on the soundtrack.
5 INT THE OFFICER'S QUANSETT HUT DAY OFFICER'S P.O.V.
Slowly we, the camera, and the OFFICER, move towards the still,
silent, but menacing BOX.
We approach it until finally we are above it, looking down into
the opening it has made in itself. There is undefined movement
Suddenly, something flies up directly at us. We glimpse it only
briefly, but enough to see its nature. Unlike the hooks that
flaw at FRANK in HELLRAISER, this is more organic than metallic.
Pink and flesh-like but on a long gray-blue stalk, it
flies upward, its lips peeling apart gapingly to reveal scores of
yellow, discoloured, and viciously sharp teeth-like hooks.